Monday, April 20, 2009

Cake BonBons

Not quite a cupcake and not quite candy--these cake bonbons are a fun alternative to typical birthday cake. Feel free to use any combination of cake and frosting flavors. My rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Cake BonBons

1 prepared 9x13 cake
12 oz frosting
20 oz bark coating or candy melts

Once the cake has completely cooled, use your hands to crumble it into a very large mixing bowl. If you want the final result to be prettier, skim off the brown from the top and sides of the cake before crumbling it.

Stir in enough frosting to make the cake crumbs stick to each other and be able to hold a shape--but not so much that they are gooey and overly sticky. I've found that about 3/4 of a 12 oz tub of frosting does the job well. You can adjust it based on what type of cake you use.

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form the cake mixture into balls. You can choose whatever size you want. Those pictured above were about 1.5" in diameter.

Put the cake balls into the freezer for 10 minutes. This will help them stick together better when you are dipping them.

Melt the candy melts (available at craft stores) according to package directions.
Pour the melted candy into a deep bowl. It needs to be deep enough to cover the entire cake ball.

Take the cake balls out of the freezer. Gently roll them with your hands to get rid of loose crumbs. Using two spoons, dunk each ball into the melted candy. Cover the entire ball in one continuous motion. Place back onto the wax paper to dry.

If desired, you can decorate with another color of melted candy melts.


Dawn said...

what an absolutely stunning photo! I won't even comment on how good they must taste, it's obvious.

Carrie said...

These are so pretty! I love the pink color.

Chic Cookies said...

Oh so lovely! I posted a link on my edible crafts column at Craft Gossip if that's OK. Hope to bring you even more clicks! ( thanks for sharing!

AaReAn said...

love your blog! Love this recipe!

Janele said...

These are absolutely adorable and will be a perfect recipe for my daughter to try out in her 4-H cake decorating class. Thank you for sharing!

Kandra said...

We made these for Halloween, THanksgiving and Christmas last year using Bakerella's recipe :) They are delish! Great pic!

Tourmaline2777 said...

These look really yummy!

apparentlyjessy said...

I am visiting from Craft Gossip, I saw these beautiful bon bons and HAD to have the recipe, I'm book marking it to try one day, thank you so much for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh they look so pretty. I am going to save this recipe and make them for an art opening.

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious; I might as well just rub them on my hips because that is exactly where they will end up.